The Suns and Austin Rivers have agreed that the veteran guard would fit better on an older team looking to earn a playoff spot.
Austin Rivers won’t be without a home for long.
According to The Athletic, Rivers is expected to sign with the Grizzlies after the Suns officially buy out his contract and he clears waivers.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 18, 2018
ESPN reported Monday that Phoenix and Rivers agreed he would fit better on a veteran team and not a rebuilding one like the Suns.
The Grizzlies are in eighth place in the Western Conference with a 16-14 record. The Suns are tied for the second-worst record in the NBA at 7-24.
Rivers was traded to the Suns as part of the deal which sent forward Trevor Ariza to Washington. He is owed $12.6 million for the rest of the season.
The Suns also received 23-year-old forward Kelly Oubre Jr. in the deal.
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